Sunday, April 15, 2012

Bounce House Castle Cake

I was asked to make a birthday cake for a sweet girl turning 4 who was having her birthday at an indoor bounce house party place. Her mom told me she was a girly-girl who loved pink and sparkle! When I saw that the invitation featured a cute castle bounce house, I knew immediately what I wanted the cake to look like!

The mom asked me to include some sparkly jewels for her princess!

I made fondant jewels and dusted them with edible shimmer. The bottom tier was vanilla with almond butter cream and the top tier (inside the fondant castle) was strawberry with strawberry cream cheese filling.

A fun cake for a very fun birthday party!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Spring Easter Celebration

I was so excited that I was able to host Easter this year (I rotate hosting with my family)! I love spring and all the beautiful colors. I have a long going love affair with gingham, so I knew I wanted to use it for our Easter celebration. Piggy Bank parties has a beautiful printable gingham collection that was just perfect! It's also available in the spring version, which is beautiful for any spring celebration!

Everything was very budget friendly....I used gingham fabric left over from my daughter's birthday and various containers I had on hand. I made or printed out almost all the decorations!

I found this free cute print from The Hands on Housewife!

The place settings included more of the printables and the egg napkin rings I shared with you last week. I found the placemats at Dollar Tree a couple of months ago...perfect!

I was so excited to find these adorable mini GINGHAM take out boxes at Michael's. I added a party tag and filled them with some goodies for everyone.

I served brunch as our first course and we had our main meal (which included my husband's awesome eggplant parmigiana) in the afternoon! But I took no pictures of the main meal LOL!

Of course dessert is my favorite so I made cake...two cakes to be exact! One for the kids...

And one for the grown ups...

Despite the fondant carrots on was actually chocolate cake with mocha buttercream filling!

It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed hunting eggs and spending precious time with our loved ones!
 I hope your Easter was sweet and fun!